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5 Matching questions

  1. anagnoresis
  2. orchestra
  3. skene
  4. prologue
  5. apotheosis
  1. a this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  2. b this was the "tent"; it was the backdrop for the orchestra (it was scenery); it was a room for changing and hiding props
  3. c this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  4. d this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  5. e ascension to god-like status (a part of the tragic hero cycle, although this does not always happen)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays
  2. famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  3. pursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  4. this consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"
  5. ancient city in Greece; Oedipus' home and supposed birthplace; powerful naval force; located approximately 50 miles west of modern Athens, on the Isthmus of Corinth

5 True/False questions

  1. Thespisknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

          

  2. paradosthe quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience

          

  3. Thebesknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

          

  4. antistrophethis was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)

          

  5. choregoswealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance